Tattoo removal

Tattooing involves the insertion of ink into the skin. The particles of colour enter the top layer of skin (the epidermis) at a depth of 0.5 to 2 millimetres. Due to their size, after a short period of time, the particles of ink are no longer recognised by the body as being foreign and separated from the surrounding healthy tissue with a layer of connective tissue.

Tattoo removal
During the removal of the inserted ink, the laser makes use of the endogenic defence mechanism. The ‘laser spikes’ which are fired out in extremely short impulses break up the fibrous capsules of the connective tissue, in this way ‘freeing’ the previously embedded particles of ink. The absorption of energy further causes the blasting of the granules of ink into extremely small fragments.

The ink can now be removed by the cells of the endogenic skin defence system. These ‘scavenger cells’ (phagocytes) remove the crushed ink particles via the lymphatic system. The treatment also causes surface inflammation reaction with reactive scab formation, through which the skin rejects further particles of ink.

  • Treatment with laser systems:
    highly possible (all colours can be removed)
  • Length of one treatment:
    10-60 minutes
  • Pre-treatment and aftercare:
    with anaesthetic cream and chilling
  • Number of treatments:
    3-8 treatments, according to diagnosis (the removal of green colours may require more)
  • Interval between the treatments:
    4-8 weeks
  • Cost per session of treatment
    in accordance with the GOÄ (Fees Regulations for Doctors, Germany); approx. 50 – 225 Euros

Tattoo removal downloads

Treatment Agreement-Skin Mutations.pdf (22 KB)

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